Player Details


Cristian Olivera


5' 9"


170 lbs

Date of Birth

4.17.2002 (22)


Montevideo, Uruguay



Position Detail


Preferred Side




Roster Category


Player Category

International, U22 Initiative
Career Summary


  • MLS Western Conference Champion (2023) 
  • CONCACAF Champions League runner-up (2023) 
  • Uruguayan Champion (2021)
  • Uruguayan Super Cup Champion (2022)


  • married with two children
  • nicknamed Kike (KEE-kay)
Scouting Report


2023 (Los Angeles Football Club):

  • made 10 regular-season appearances (seven starts) and registered two goals after joining LAFC Aug.2023 
  • made LAFC debut 8/23/23, replacing Carlos Vela in 60th minute of 4-0 win vs.Colorado; scored first MLS goal in that match 
  • made 16 appearances across all competitions including five MLS Cup playoff appearances and one in 2023 Campeones Cup vs.Club Tigres

2022-2023 (Boston River):

  • joined Boston River on loan from UD Almería 7/1/22
  • made 38 appearances (35 starts) and registered 10 goals and eight assists across all competitions, including three Copa Libertadores appearances

2021-2022 (Peñarol):

  • joined Peñarol on loan from UD Almería 4/28/21
  • made 20 appearances (nine starts) and played 896 minutes across all competitions
  • debuted for Peñarol in 4-0 Copa Sudamericana win vs.Corinthians 5/14/21
  • earned 2021 Uruguayan League championship and 2022 Uruguayan Super Cup

2020-2021 (UD Almería):

  • joined UD Almería on permanent transfer 9/15/20 
  • made four appearances across all competitions for Almería including one appearance and one assist in Copa Del Rey 
  • debuted for UD Almería in Spanish second division vs.Sporting Gijón 10/4/20 

2018 – 2020 (Rentistas):

  • joined Rentistas U-19 team 9/18/18; was promoted to first team 5/1/19 
  • made his debut for Rentistas in 1-0 win vs.Central (in Liga De Ascenso) 5/5/19 
  • made first-division debut and registered his first assist in 2-0 win vs.Nacional 2/16/20
  • made 36 appearances (25 starts) across all competitions, registering six goals and two assists


  • has represented Uruguay from U-17 level through Uruguay senior national team
  • debuted for Uruguay sr.national team 9/12/23 vs.Ecuador in World Cup qualifying 
  • has earned three senior-team caps for Uruguay